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  • adj. Of or relating to the Homininae, a subfamily of Hominidae that includes humans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and some extinct relatives.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. characteristic of humankind.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the genus Homo, or man; manlike; hominiform.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characteristic of humankind


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  • What serves well alongside filet of bipedal nonhuman hominine?

    If you encountered a Bigfoot which was not aggressive and merely watching you, would you shoot it or let it walk away?

  • I do not know how an opinion site can be this inclusive and be thought to be involved in censorship because it does not want to allow known logical fallacies such as argumentum ad hominine, and then only when that fallacy is committed in an outrageous manner.

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  • Edit hominin Hominini hominine Homininae hominid Hominidae hominoid Hominoidea anyone else thinking of Ed Norton?

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  • A hominin is a member of the tribe Hominini, a hominine is a member of the subfamily Homininae, a hominid is a member of the family Hominidae, and a hominoid is a member of the superfamily Hominoidea.

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  • Fourth, we believe that harem-keeping is only practicable in species whose dietary habits permit tight grouping of the females under the watchful eye of the dominant male; for other reasons, we believe that hominine feeding habits required greater disperson of the group.

    Bell curves

  • “As I said before, we only have hominine remains to study, and there is no way to know that males purposely killed children that were not their own.”

    Bell curves

  • What I was saying is that in hominine sexes, both were strong.

    Bell curves

  • As I said before, we only have hominine remains to study, and there is no way to know that males purposely killed children that were not their own.

    Bell curves

  • I know you felt it was a hominine in the Homo genus all along; but I feel it is only as a result of my intensive and detailed studies of the specimen that I have been able to convince myself that this is the correct interpretation!

    Ancestral Passions

  • The distinction is purely a semantic one, and it is not always easy to demarcate the animaline from the other adjectives in - ine; does hominine belong in the above list of land animals?

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IV No 1


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